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President Jonathan pays tribute to late Chief Akpata, mourns with Edo people

Chief Tayo Akpata

Chief Tayo Akpata

Nigeria’s President – Goodluck Jonathan –  has commiserated with Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole and the people of Edo State on the death of prominent Nigerian administrator and elder statesman, Chief Tayo Akpata, who died yesterday (October 13); while extending sincere condolences to his widow – Chief (Mrs.) Olabisi Akpata.

In a statement, the president said he believes that Nigeria will greatly miss the astute administrator who made notable contributions to national development through his outstanding work in the country’s public and private sectors in various capacities, including Trustee and Executive Secretary of the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF).

He prays that God Almighty will give Chief Akpata’s family, friends, associates and community the fortitude to bear his loss and grant his soul eternal rest.

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